Maoists’ move flayed

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Democratic Lawyer's Forum on Sunday condemned the CPN-Maoist led government's decision to sack Chief of Army Staff Rookmangud Katawal. The statement signed by NDLF president Upendra Keshari Neupane said the Maoist move to fulfil their partisan goals has sidelined the government's primary responsibility of taking the peace process to a logical conclusion and drafting a democratic constitution. —THT Online

Curfew imposed

PHIDIM: The local administration has clamped curfew in the district from 5 pm on Monday to 4 am on Tuesday. The curfew will be effective from Shanibare Hatiya to the east, Sumhaludgadhi to the west, DDC office to the north and temporary bus park area to the south. Earlier, Young Communist League (YCL) activists had disrupted a meeting of the Nepali Congress at Ganatantra Chock. As the two sides began to clash, police had to open 10 rounds of tear gas shells. — THT Online

Govt employee killed

DHADING: Dhirendra Lal Karna, chief of the Land Survey Office, Dhading, died in a mishap on Monday. Karna died on the spot when his speeding motorbike met with an accident near Sikrekhola in the district, according to police. He was heading for Dhadingbesi from Malekhu when the incident occurred. — THT Online

Dhading blackout

DHADING: Locals on Monday padlocked the Dhading branch of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), citing lack of electricity supply in the district for five days. The storm and thunder stroke of Thursday created a snag in the transformer, disrupting power supply in the district. NEA authorities said it would take a week to resume the supply. The locals padlocked the branch blaming it for the delay. — THT Online